The real or fantasy world? Or perhaps even a mixture of both? Which one do you base your plots around most frequently? I’d always thought fantasy was the easier route; having the freedom to start from scratch and create your own rules, without seeming too unrealistic or offending anyone, though now I’m not so sure. I’ve found creating a new world often eats up a large number of words and time, detracting from the plot and boring the reader to death with unnecessary information. Not exactly what I was going for. As for the stories created within the real-world, I always felt a bit limited, not knowing for sure whether I was being completely accurate or not. I guess you can never do enough research, heh.